Well folks, today’s Friday Fantasy comes from the perfect place to spend Memorial Day weekend: Newport, Rhode Island.
I have spent a lot of time in Newport in my life, and while there are about fifty thousand Fantasy homes to choose from (and you will no doubt see many homes in Newport in this series), today I am choosing the one that in my opinion has the best outside space, because to me Memorial Day Weekend is about being outside!
So without further ado, I bring you The Elms
The Elms was owned by Edward Berwind, a coal baron from Pennsylvania and was completed in 1901. It is now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County, who also own and operate several of the other mansions in Newport. The Elms is also home to some spectacular trees, though not the Elms you might be envisioning. The grounds of the Elms are home to some spectacular European Weeping Beech Trees.
I once went on a behind the scenes tour of the staff-quarters and attics of The Elms. It was one of the best tours I have ever been on and if you get the chance to take that tour I highly recommend it!
Have a great holiday everyone. See you next week!